LEXINGTON, KY (March 10, 2020) - The Office of UK HealthCare is reporting that HealthCare hospitals, clinics and offices are operating as usual.
We are in flu season, so we ask you to wear a mask if you are sick. We treat sick people and have procedures in place for a safe environment of care. If you have typical cold symptoms and do not have a fever, it is in your best interest to remain at home instead of coming into a healthcare facility.
Symptoms of COVID-19, which stands for coronavirus disease 2019, include:
- Shortness of breath
- Sore throat
Many of the symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to those of influenza. Call your health care provider and discuss your symptoms. Stay home and self-isolate if possible.
If you feel sick with fever, cough and have difficulty breathing AND you have been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 or have traveled to one of the high-risk areas, make sure your health care provider knows.
For more information: State COVID-19 Hotline: 1-800-722-5725 Updates: www.kycovid19.ky.gov